About The Barral Institute

Providing World-Class Manual Therapy Education Developed by Jean-Pierre Barral

For over 35 years, The Barral Institute (BI) has been training manual therapists in evidence-informed and evidence-based disciplines. Our disciplines and techniques have been shown to increase the effectiveness of client treatments thus helping our alumni rapidly expand their therapy practices. Supporting over 100,000 manual therapists in 122 countries with acclaimed healthcare education, BI offers continuing education and certification based on the innovative manual therapies developed in clinical practice by world-renowned French Osteopath and Physical Therapist Jean-Pierre Barral. His development of Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, and New Manual Articular Approach as well as his on-going development of manual therapies has earned him an international reputation and established him as a leader in integrative, whole-person, manual therapy education, clinical services, and on-going research.

Jean-Pierre Barral called his flagship discipline "Visceral Manipulation" in the 1970s while developing this manual therapy. TIME Magazine named him one of America's "Next Wave of Innovators" for his clinical applications of Visceral Manipulation. BI offers Barral's research, experience, and therapy disciplines via high-quality education programs to help people around the world.

Through clinical and scientific studies, Barral along with his two other Academic Leaders, Alain Croibier and Gail Wetzler, continue to explore the role of manual therapies and their relationship to the wellbeing of a person. Barral, Croibier and Wetzler have gone on to develop additional manual therapies and clinical applications that are now taught to healthcare professionals through BI's educational programs.

With an ever-expanding range of training courses, BI provides an innovative curriculum that will help you to continue to transform your passion into a life-long, fulfilling career. Join us as we continue to advance health care through client-focused, manual therapy that optimizes health and well-being.

Dedicated To The Natural Enhancement Of Health

Dedicated to Shifting the Healthcare Paradigm from Disease Care to Whole Person Health Promotion

Providing world-class manual therapy education while supporting the overall therapeutic philosophies of Developer Jean-Pierre Barral.

Through every course, BI is committed to offering practitioners effective instruction on noninvasive manual therapies, so they can share the gift of health with their clients. We have made major strides over the past 35 years to educate the healthcare community and general public on the important role of manual therapies in whole person health. We have moved past a narrow focus on the disease or single organ systems, to evaluating the person from a global perspective. Each person is unique and the many events in a person's life show up in a person's tissues and can impact their health. This global view helps to address the actual causes of a person's dysfunction, thereby increasing the effectiveness of the treatment, so that the person becomes better able to function and closer to optimal health.

The current global health crisis has put the spotlight on the need for whole person health. Join us as we continue to shift the healthcare paradigm from disease care to one of health promotion.

Critically Acclaimed BI Educational Programs

Few, if any, light-touch-therapy training venues have received as much critical acclaim as that received by The Barral Institute. The reason is clear — it's where practitioners go to learn Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, New Manual Articular Approach, Visceral Vascular Manipulation, and more from the source of Barral's developments and curriculum.

With education from BI, you gain a lifelong resource for exceptional continuing education and professional support. Curriculums are designed by the discipline developer or top leaders in the field — and contact hours meet many continuing education unit (CEU) requirements. You gain hands-on training in workshops so that you can confidently begin helping your clients who have a wide range of health challenges. Our seminars offer a high degree of individual attention by our teachers and teaching assistants by ensuring an optimal participant-to-staff ratio.

And how well does our whole person health approach work? The Barral Institute has been training healthcare professionals around the world since 1987. We were offering Whole Health before it became a household word. And the fact that we continue to expand our trainings around the world with each decade is testament to the help our alumni are providing to their clients, and the successful outcomes for the clients.

Receiving your training and Certification from BI prepares you to expand your clinical practice by immediately being able to apply the work with your clients.

Critically Acclaimed BI Educational Programs

Meet the Minds Behind The Barral Institute

Learn from our faculty members who are committed to your success.

The international teaching team of The Barral Institute is composed of DOs, MDs, DCs, PTs, OTs, NDs, MTs, ATs, and LAcs. The BI faculty are leaders in their fields. Each has been chosen for their academic and professional achievements, as well as for the advanced clinical skills they demonstrate. They are seasoned practitioners who love to teach and share their passion for this work.

And through our knowledgeable administration team, BI also provides career-long support for our alumni. Like our faculty, our administration team is devoted to the mission of enhancing person-centered care that optimizes health and well-being.

Meet the Minds Behind The Barral Institute
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